Slow traveller

"We Walk for cancer", a pilgrim's tale

Trekking across Europe is a dream for most Australians! But my sister, Sue McGann and I have turned those dreams into reality - a global journey for a worthy cause!

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'Torno a Casa a Piedi' Tour, Jack Jaselli's Stops along the Francigena

Jack Jaselli's "Torno a casa a piedi tour" from Pavia to Rome will begin on 16th April. The singer, born in Milan and raised travelling the world, is ready to tour his last album "Torno a Casa" with a journey along the Francigena.

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Compagnia dei Cammini along the Via Francigena

Spreading walking culture, moving to rediscover contact with ourselves and the world, in the sphere of responsible tourism. The Compagnia dei Cammini is one of the most important reference points for slow tourism experiences in Italy and the Mediterranean.

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Cycle path and pilgrim hostel, the future Francigena will pass Felegara

A cycle path to safely travel the route, a hostel for 25 pilgrims and a museum dedicated to the Francigena. Felegara, fraction of the municipality of Medesano, is ready to bet on slow tourism thanks to the realisation of important projects.

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DigitaLife and the Via Francigena

The European Association of the Vie Francigene is the partner of DigitaLife, a project for a collective film which will tell the story of the changes which have occured in the last twenty years from a perspective aimed towards the future.  The venture will be realised mainly thanks to the videos sent in by members of the public.

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Elisa Peruzzi, 2800km on foot towards the ocean

She left from Desenzano del Garda to reach the ocean on 25th February. It is not her first journey on foot alone, but this time she's headed towards the unknown, along unfamiliar streets and with so many projects in her backpack.

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Festival Vie Francigene, Cristina Menghini's Experience

The 2019 edition of the European Festival "Vie Francigene, Cammini, Ways, Chemins 2019" is dedicated to the theme "The feminine way. Sensitivity in Human and Natural Landscapes". One experience this year is that of Cristina Menghini, pilgrim, president of the non-profit association Walking on the Via Francigena and environmental hiking guide.

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Raphaƫl, ex Swiss guard on the road for children with cancer

Hiking the Via Francigena for children with cancer: the pilgrimage of Raphaël Farquet, ex Swiss Guard who is traversing the Italian tract of Sigeric's route. 

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Ristorum, a taste of the Francigena

Welcoming pilgrims and tourists of the Francigena with typical products of the area. This is the philosophy of “Ristorum”, the rest-stops created by Andrea Ceragioli in Tuscany.

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Salvatore, the Via Francigena on Foot to Raise Awareness

Thirty-four days of walking to cover the entire Via Francigena, and then continue through the Magna Via Francigena from Palermo to Agrigento, arriving in Ireland along the Dingle Way.

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SantiaGoToRome, the collection of funds has begun

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people hike along the Camino de Santiago following the yellow arrows, which indicate the way to Compostela. However, those who want to walk in the other direction find it difficult with no signposts. 

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The EAVF and Walden Viaggi on foot, the collaboration continues

Travelling on foot is the new face of tourism. More and more people decide to experience walking at a slow pace, to be in contact with nature and culture.

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The Ostello del Teatro in Piacenza opens its doors to pilgrims

With the arrival of summer, the Ostello del Teatro in Piacenza, in via Trento 29, is ready to welcome those who walk along the Francigena.

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The Via Francigena in Salento, an on the road guide

The promotion of the Vie Francigene in the South has developed with cultural production and publication of texts.

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The new walking season in Puglia, interview with Angelofabio Attolico

The new walking season in Puglia is the fruit of teamwork. From Gargano to Salento, ancient trails and tracts are in the process of being enhanced thanks to the integrated works of Regione Puglia, associations and territories.

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The official Via Francigena guide available in digital format

Terre di mezzo and the European Association of the Vie Francigene present the digital edition of the official guide, available at the app store and the play store in the free “I Percorsi di Terre di mezzo” app.

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Via Francigena, keeping updated with our newsletter

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Via Francigena, the new Terre di Mezzo guides

2018 is a year full of novelties for the Via Francigena guides in Italy. The Terre di Mezzo publishing company, in collaboration with the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), has published the first edition in French, dedicated to the stretch from the Great St Bernard Pass to Rome.

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Via Francigena: the St. Bernard Dogs

The Great St. Bernard Pass (2,476 m.), the highest point of the Via Francigena, is inseparably linked to the famous dogs that contributed to its popularity and are related to the image of Switzerland.

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Vie Francigene in the South, the allure of Salento

The Via Francigena routes in the South are ancient pilgrim routes. Charming routes which connected Rome to the ports of Puglia immersed in history from Roman bases, ancient trails and Christian sanctuaries. 

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